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Tatyana’s visit to Lakewold Gardens in Washington, Day 1

Photo/Illustration: All photos courtesy of Tatyana Searcy

We’re going to finish out 2013 with two days of photos from Tatyana Searcy’s (revisit Tatyana’s own garden HERE & HERE) autumn visit to Lakewold Gardens. She send in so many serene, beautiful photos that it was a struggles to even keep it to two days!

Tatyana says, “I’d like to show you some autumn pictures of the historic Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Washington. I took the pictures while attending the 15th Annual Lakewold Gardens Beautiful Tables Showcase. It’s always a treat to see this corner of the Pacific Northwest created by the great American garden designer Thomas Church and Eulalie Wagner.”

Gorgeous, Tatyana! I can’t wait to showcase 12 more of your photos tomorrow!

——I know you all are STILL feeling all lazy, sitting around the house after Christmas, goofing off…….So how about you go take a photographic stroll through the photos you took in your garden this year, and send some in to me! [email protected]….. Thanks!

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  1. flowerladydi 12/30/2013

    Lovely!,,,,,,, especially the first one with the cascading Japanese maple, ferns and stream/waterfall,,,, so peacful,, I want to crane my neck to see where it leads,,, and Great spider web in the last frame!,,, looks like such a great place to slowly meander and take in all the surrounding beauty.

    Happy New Year to everyone!! I have so enjoyed everyones gardens, and reading
    all the posts!, and look forward to what the year ahead holds !


  2. wGardens 12/30/2013

    Another treat to greet the morning. A great place to visit... wish I could! Great shot of the spider web, also!

    Best Wishes to all for a happy and healthy year ahead! Happy Gardening!!! Special thanks to Michelle for a wonderful GPOD and all you folks that make it so interesting and enjoyable!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 12/30/2013

    Beautiful. The japanese maples are real show-stoppers!

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    meander_michaele 12/30/2013

    What wonderful photos, Tatyana! The picture I keep clicking back to is the wisteria draped porch overhang (?) with the elegant table and chairs. I am fascinated by the series of twisted trunks...each so individually remarkable. They are like gnarly old footmen standing patiently in attendance...waiting to serve.
    The trunk and branching of the aged Japanese maple is breathtaking and its gentle golden glow is moonlike.
    Definitely looking forward to tomorrow.

  5. tractor1 12/30/2013

    Great photo compsitions, I particularly like the 4th down on the left, has good depth. I too find those wisteria trunks facinating... however I think some pavers at their base need removal.

    It's been a good year.

  6. cwheat000 12/30/2013

    The pacific northwest is a definite for my bucket list. This looks like an exceptional public garden. Tatyana, you found some lovely angles to point your camera. Thank you.

  7. GrannyMay 12/30/2013

    I think one of my favourite things about public gardens is the maturity of the permanent plants. Such beautiful massive old trees and gnarly shrubs are rarely seen in private gardens. Love them! Thank you for the photos Tatyana!

    Seeing them, I wonder about the trees and vines I planted in my first garden and hope they are still giving shade and beauty to their current owner.

  8. greengenes 12/30/2013

    Well thankyou Tatyana! Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing these. This is going to sound terrible but I live just 25 miles from Lakewold gardens and I have never been there! But I will this spring. I have heard that the rohdies are so beautiful in bloom. This really gets me thinking on different things to plant. I only wish I had another 100 years to live! Wishing everyone a great last day of 2013 and a good year ahead! Thanks for all of you!

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